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The Lights of St. Jacobs

A cache by alli-oop Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/01/2009
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

An easy multi, with three quick stages before the final.

I got the inspiration for this cache from an old cache in St. Jacobs that was archived five years ago -- Christmas in St. Jacobs (GCB6A3). This version doesn't have a particular Christmas theme to it, but it is designed to bring you down the main street of St. Jacobs to see the lights (which are very festive around the holidays). One thing to keep in mind, since you will be travelling down the main street of St. Jacobs, is to consider the time of day that you attempt this cache. The main street of St. Jacobs can be very busy at certain times of the day and certain days of the week.

Stage 1: at the posted coordinates.
A = the year that appears on the front of this building, and divide it by 1000 (checksum = 15)

Stage 2: N 43 32.364 W 080 33.220
B = the first year (the earlier year) that appears on the front of this building, and divide it by 1000 (checksum = 21)

To get the coordinates for Stage 3
N 43 30.532 + A
W 080 31.476 + B
At these coordinates, C = the two digit street address of the seniors apartment that you can see nearby

Now off to the final:
N 43 (C-1).445
W 080 (C).490

The container is small, so bring a writing instrument.

Congratulations to ElectroQTed and kguppy on the shared FTF!!!!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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